Thirty years ago most cities contained a broad spectrum of residents from wealthy to poor. Today, entire cities are mostly rich (San Francisco, San Diego, Seattle) or mostly impoverished (Detroit, Baltimore, Philadelphia).
U.S. political economists Michael Hudson and Bill Black tell The Real News Network that western financial institutions are keen to bail out Greece because if they didn’t, Greece’s existing creditors—other western financial institutions—would fail to recover money they previously lent to Greece. ◊ truthdig.com realnewsnetwork.com July 1, 2015 ◊ The experts say the ongoing bailout […]
Bilmes: We have been using entirely borrowed money to finance our wars.
Kelly: People in the U.S. should consider how their horror at the violence of U.S. enemies encourages and exonerates the far more crushing violence of their own government, engaged at this moment in conflicts throughout the developing world and armed with weapons capable of extinguishing all human life within minutes.
How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy”
Originally posted on Arlin Report:
The Best in uncensored news, information, and analysis via $200 Million Went to House Members to Pass Fast Track – Here’s Who Took the Cash. BRIBERY is alive and well in Congress. Corporate America, bought this agreement. Boehner received over $5 million for his yes vote.
Originally posted on Yanis Varoufakis:
The Eurogroup Meeting of 27th June 2015 will not go down as a proud moment in Europe’s history. Ministers turned down the Greek government’s request that the Greek people should be granted a single week during which to deliver a Yes or No answer to the institutions’ proposals – proposals crucial for Greece’s future…
Peter Wagenius, Senior Policy Aide to Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, apologized at the final Southwest LRT public hearing on June 18—final for this round. The SWLRT budget is approaching $2 billion. It is the largest public works project ever proposed in Minnesota.
Queer activist Yasmin Nair says that the fight for gay marriage was driven by an elitist, conservative movement.
In our quest to defeat terrorism, are we sacrificing free speech and creating a conformist society? BraveNewFilms.org June 26, 2015 Perhaps no one has stirred the pot on the reach of the national security state than journalist Glenn Greenwald when he released information about the NSA from whistleblower Edward Snowden. A “surveillance society” is […]
Joint Terrorism Task Forces (JTTFs), of which there are currently 104 located in cities and towns across the United States, were created in the 1980s and greatly expanded in the aftermath of 9/11. They were set up to coordinate between diverse federal agencies and local law enforcement, and often work in tandem with “Fusion Centers” […]
Hedges: We have a moral imperative on behalf of our children, on behalf of the next generation, whose future is being robbed from them, to stand up.
How will free speech suffer if corporations can ally themselves with government spy agencies and private security firms to intimate and silence those who questions them?
Center for Constitutional Rights: June is Torture Awareness Month, and June 26 is International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. Center for Constitutional Rights June 22, 2015 CCR is marking these occasions with a week of blog content focusing on our anti-torture work in a variety of cases and several events in Washington, DC as […]
Posel: The study explained that law enforcement agencies reported concerns about right-wing groups 74% of the time; as compared to reporting Islamic extremists only 39% of the time.
In this second of two programs celebrating the life and work of the late Maya Angelou, Bill Moyers revisits a 1988 documentary in which he and Angelou attended a conference on “Facing Evil,” held in the Hill Country of central Texas. Evil was a topic about which Angelou, the victim of childhood rape and virulent […]